What was perfectly normal and acceptable before salvation is not only unacceptable but so out of character it is hard to believe I am the same person. Well, when I read the scripture I find I really am not that person. I am born again and made new! Thank you, Jesus for such a wonderful gift.
A New Creation
Those that learn God’s ways Change the image they portray. They desire to emulate God’s dear Son, For with Him they are joined as one. Their habits will change, bad ones replaced With new ones that glorify Him and will not disgrace. Their lives will be like an arrow pointing, With a good light so others can the truth see. Their hearts lift to be cleansed, From all dirtiness and sin within. Hopes aim higher than the earth; After they have spiritual rebirth. You are more willing to do your destiny fulfill; For now you love good and hate evil. You testify of the freedom you have found, And you will not allow anyone turn you around. When you have decided to follow the Jesus as King, Your thanks, praise, and worship continue to ring. Power grows inside as your roots sink in. You drink living water, and are called God’s friend. I AM – gives us new life; A new creation all because of Jesus’ sacrifice
Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
After we become Christians we desire to rush out and save the world but it’s wise to take time to grow-up. We are strengthened for service by spending time in prayer and by ingesting the Word of God. The fruits of a well-nourished life will accomplish much for God’s kingdom.
Are You Grass or a Tree?
Seeds need to rest in the soil prepared, Before they are able to their inner abundance share. Some seeds sprout and grow up fast. But like grass their profit does not long last. When a sprout pokes its head for all to see, It is still a long way from a promised tree. When truth’s seed is sown by God above, He nourishes it to grow tall, watered in His love. This story is shared to ask, are you as grass or a tree? Be patient with your progress; place your trust in me. I have a divine plan for every kernel sown, Every planting is by God well known. Be patient with your growth and with others growth as well. You will one day you all will have a great story to tell.| God will do much with your fruit. So your life will spread healthy seeds too, With each days growth; fruit becomes ripe to touch. One day because of you another fruitful tree has grown up+ Come often to God’s table to sup on the Word. Roots grow deeper still and even more growth occurs.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.